The essential quick reference to the wildflowers of one of America's most beloved national parksThe intriguing world of wildflower identification can greatly enhance your enjoyment of the park. Wildflowers of Shenandoah National Park is an easy-to-use field guide to help you identify more than 125 of the park's most common speciesfrom the iconic large-flowered trillium, with its striking white flowers, to the eye-catching magenta blooms of purple flowering raspberry, which can't be missed on a summer day. Information-packed and beautifully photographed, this field guide features: • More than 150 vibrant full-color photos • Detailed yet user-friendly descriptions of plants organized by color and bloom time, with natural history notes, ethnobotanical uses, and historical uses• Ten suggested wildflower hikes• A detailed park map• A glossary of botanical terms• A comprehensive wildflower index
About the Author
Ann and Rob Simpson are professional photographers, biologists, and authors, as well as noted national park experts. Their books include Yellowstone National Park Pocket Guide and Yosemite National Park Guide (both FalconGuides) and Born Wild in Shenandoah; and their work has been published in numerous magazines including National Geographic.